56 additional covid deaths, including a 16 year old, have been confirmed and 574 new cases.
175 cases are in Dublin, 57 in Limerick, 43 in Kildare, 37 in Galway, 35 in Meath and the remaining 227 cases are spread across 18 other counties.
Elsewhere, there are 21 new cases in Mayo, less than five in Sligo and there are no new cases reported in either Roscommon or Leitrim.
652 covid patients are in hospital of which 137 are in ICU.
The 14 day incidence rate is 231.4 per 100,000 of the population.
Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn says we continue to see good progress, but this needs to be sustained.